Archive for June 2nd, 2012

Manliest Shaving Stand is Made of Welded Gears

Let's shave old school. No, no, not the Bowie knife. That's going a bit too far. But redditor awwbeans does use a safety razor, solid shaving soap and a lather brush. He needed a way to organize his gear, so he asked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/manliest-shaving-stand-is-made-of-welded-gears/

Whoops!

The Taxi agency's ad for the Vancouver Aquarium reminds us that male seahorses gestate their young. A pregnancy test embedded in the bottom of urinals returns a (presumably false) positive result whenever a man uses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/whoops/

Resistor Cross Stitch

If you do a lot of electronic work, it may be handy to keep a color-coded resistor chart nearby. Becky Stern of Adafruit has you covered with this cross stitch sampler. You can find her pattern at the link. Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/resistor-cross-stitch/

Little Mermaids around the World

Carl Jacobsen's famous mermaid sculpture in Copenhagen harbor isn't the only seaside mermaid statue. It has inspired many similar sculptures around the world, including this one in the estuary of Britain's Dart River...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/little-mermaids-around-the-world/

Angry Birds Ultimate Receiving Blanket

Angry Birds Ultimate Receiving Blanket - $27.95 Are you looking for the perfect baby gift for the absolute Angry Birds fan? You need the Angry Birds Ultimate Receiving Blanket from the NeatoShop. This fantastic premiu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/angry-birds-ultimate-receiving-blanket/

Guitar Pee

Gotta pee? Urine for a treat! Men can now relieve themselves, strum a few chords, and play Micturition Hero with this: Guitar Pee, by Billboard Brasil. It's now "touring" the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/guitar-pee/

DNA Sans Font

Say it with love ... and DNA! Researchers from Harvard Medical School have made letters and wingdings out of DNA. Each one of the letter above is made from a single strand of the genet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/dna-sans-font/

Alan Scott, the Original Green Lantern, Comes Out as Gay

Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is back. This time, DC Comics has a twist for comic lovers: Alan is back as a gay man. Appearing in next week’s EARTH 2 #2, Ala...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/alan-scott-the-original-green-lantern-comes-out-as-gay/

American Heads Are Getting Bigger

Anthropologists who examined 1,500 skulls dating back to the mid-1800s noticed one trend: American heads are getting bigger. The researchers cannot pinpoint a reason as to w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/american-heads-are-getting-bigger/

Chicken Footstool

Which came first, the footstool or the egg? The designers at thecityfarmgirl answer unhesitatingly, "The egg." These eggs, given time and proper care, grow into 12-inch or 17-inch footstools. They're made of felt and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/chicken-footstool/

Flerovium and Livermorium: New Elements in the Periodic Table

Let's welcome two new elements to the Periodic Table: Flerovium and Livermorium! The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry officially approved names for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/flerovium-and-livermorium-new-elements-in-the-periodic-table/

O Fortuna, with Internet Memes

Many have heard O Fortuna, a medieval poem set to music and made famous by Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, but not many know what exactly it says. Until now: YouTuber Fami...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/o-fortuna-with-internet-memes/

Old People Smell Really Does Exist!

Old people really do smell - that's right, science has proven that the elderly has body odor that is distinct from that of younger people. The good news? Old people actually don't smell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/old-people-smell-really-does-exist/

Shining Light Into Ears Can Stimulate The Brain

Here's something I bet you didn't know: you can stimulate brain activity by shining light ... into your ears! Bright light stimulation was found to increase activity in br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/shining-light-into-ears-can-stimulate-the-brain/

Nicolas Cage Performing John Cage's 4'33"

In 1952, American experimental composer John Cage composed what he considered to be his most important work, 4'33" ("four minutes, thirty-three seconds") which is basica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/nicolas-cage-performing-john-cages-433/

Norway to Hire "Friends" for Mass Murderer

Ah, Norway. It has luxury prison for common criminals, island getaway for hardened ones, and now, it is looking to hire friends for a mass murderer. That's right: th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/norway-to-hire-friends-for-mass-murderer/

STEADYo

(vimeo link) When we watch someone play with a yo-yo, we normally see the yo-yo move while the person is standing relatively still. Douglas Khozam reversed that view by using motion-tracking technology to make the yo-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/steadyo/

Guilt Trip Nifty Note

Guilt Trip Nifty Note - $3.95 Are you a very busy individual who does so, so, so much for others?  Don't let time stop you from your obligation to remind people of their transgressions. You need the Guilt Trip Nifty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/guilt-trip-nifty-note/

The Cutest Proposal

How could anyone say no to this adorable kitten looking at you with those big eyes and offering you an engagement ring? Newly-adopted kitten Luke helped a thoughtful guy propose to redditor stenston's sister. Link -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/the-cutest-proposal/

Queen Elizabeth II's Fashion Rainbow

Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne of England upon the death of her father in February of 1952, but her official coronation took place on June 2, 1953. As Britain celebrates the Queen's diamond jubilee, design...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/queen-elizabeth-iis-fashion-rainbow/

When "Find and Replace" Goes Wrong

Philip at Ocracoke Island Journal was reading War and Peace on an e-reader and marveling at how lightweight it made the heavy tome, when he found something peculiar. As I was reading, I came across this sentenc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/when-find-and-replace-goes-wrong/

Matt and Asia's Minecraft Wedding

(vimeo link) Matt and Asia are both avid Minecraft players. He even proposed to her onstage at MineCon! The wedding was beautiful and geeky -see lots of pictures at The Goodness. Link -via Boing BoingWedding, Game, vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/matt-and-asias-minecraft-wedding/

This Week at Neatorama

Hi there, Neatoramanauts! This week, we experimented with a new way to present an original feature article, and now we'd like your feedback. David Israel wrote On Music: Beatlemania Week, which he called, at one point, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/this-week-at-neatorama-106/

Game Of Thrones Theme on Squeaky Toys

(YouTube link) With a little imagination (and more talent than I have) anything can be made into a musical instrument! YouTube member advaitnemlekar explains how this came about: My dog was biting on the toys shown i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/game-of-thrones-theme-on-squeaky-toys/

Cat Walks Down Side of Refrigerator Like a Boss

(Video Link) Gravity is for losers and humans. Piggy that cat ignores it as she casually walks down the side of a refrigerator. -via Gizmodocats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/02/cat-walks-down-side-of-refrigerator-like-a-boss/
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